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Lafayette's Music Room Memphis

4.5
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$30 and under
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
Some 40 years after going dark, the legendary Lafayette’s Music Room returns to the heart of Memphis’ revitalized Overton Square. Once again, Lafayette’s Restaurant and Bar is the spot to enjoy great food, good local conversation, and some of the best live music in town, seven nights a week.

The original Lafayette’s Music Room was short-lived but still vividly remembered. During the 1970s, it was a small but influential venue rooted in the most happening corridor of Memphis. A key stop on the showcase circuit for up-and-coming touring artists, Lafayette’s played a significant role in launching the careers of such music superstars as Billy Joel, Big Star, KISS, Barry Manilow, J.J. Cale and Leon Russell, to name a few.

Today’s Lafayette’s Restaurant and Bar evokes that storied past. It boasts live bands seven nights a week, from local and touring acts playing rock ‘n roll to jazz to blues and everything in between.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 507 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ShannonHM
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are here regularly. Live music, service and food are excellent.

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DebB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music is always fabulous and great selection of food with fabulous patio options.

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HeatherC
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here is always great! The music and food are always on point as well!

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LakishaS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

1st time there and my guest and I enjoyed ourselves, especially the band!

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RebekahM
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great experience ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Band was not that good. Seating barely allowed for social distancing. We had to asked to be moved twice because they kept seating people directly next to us. However, the food was great.

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MicheleD
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Band was Fantastic, very crowded ~ service was adequate, food was great! Glad we made reservations!

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DebbieH
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The vibe was fresh and upbeat. The food was simple and delicious. The high seating was a nice change.

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LaVaughan
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Redfish taco amazing! Great melon ceviche and Mac n cheese!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the music!

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AudreyC
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent. I will definitely return.

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AshLeigh
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Everyone was responsible and having a blast. Seeing Red is the best!

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NicoleV
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the ambiance and service every time I come to LaFayette’s!! It’s one of my most favorite places to visit in Memphis!

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AlehiaB
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Reservations was great. Setting was good along with service and the food. We enjoyed.

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JasonW
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We saw a live band play would highly Recommend to anyone looking for a good venue for an event.

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HeatherC
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Lafayettes! Great venue, great music, great service, and the staff in awesome!

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JasonP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!! Would definitely eat there again! Try the BBQ shrimp with Abita bread!!!

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ShellyS
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Lafayette Music Room. The staff and food is amazing. The food and drinks are reasonable priced. The have plenty of food options.

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MomOf2
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was very busy as “Almost Elton” was preforming. “Almost Elton” is a must see act! Jerred is wonderful as are all of his musicians. The place was packed. Servers wore masks but all the patrons were mask free and I did get concerned. It’s unfortunate that our reality is now about masks. Anyway, the food was good but the kitchen made 2 errors. They took care of the mistakes quickly...I give them a “hall pass” because it was packed and they likely haven’t been that busy in months.

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GMartz
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to be back at Lafayette's Music Room on Sunday evening. Our server, Adrienne was very pleasant and offered excellent service. It was also a great surprise to hear Steve Hopper entertain. He is a guaranteed good time for all! Gale Martz

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Server and food were great, but none of the reservation seating requests for a high top were granted. Neither was our request for outdoor seating and we were told we'd have to wait beyond our reservation time if we wanted to dine outside. Disappointing for the guest of honor who was also not acknowledged as noted in our reservation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
15 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, music and company

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vipmaccynth
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for good live music and a quality meal.

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MomOf2
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Our server was excellent. They were very careful to follow all of the COVID rules. We got to hear really great LIVE MUSIC provided by the School of Rock Germantown and that was a thrill! They were very good and were were super excited to actually be out to dinner and hear music....it almost felt like pre-covid times. Thank you!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and loved the School of Rock Memphis houseband!!

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MichaelR
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cajun Crawdad Pizza is the best! Great food and great atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ladies night was amazing! Just friends getting together to unwind...

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Kerv0404
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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JimC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the music and the service we’re all great as usual at Lafayette’s . I would absolutely recommend to anyone!

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CrisN
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adrian was an awesome server. Lettuce wraps were great. And the band was awesome as always.
Can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful, only issue was zero social distancing.

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GinaM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was fabulous! Great music too!!

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LauraD
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch, seating immediately upon walking in. Sat on downstairs patio area, had wonderful service. $5 mimosa were great!

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vipMarcieS
Tallahassee
33 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always!!

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AaronC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the visit. Margaritas are a little on the sweet side though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fathers Day Dinner

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TiffanyS
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great! We had 2 kids with us so the live music was awesome. The kids danced while the adults enjoyed their drinks. The only downside is you can't sit with more than 4 people on the patio... so we were forced to eat inside.

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Deez
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Seeing Red was amazing!! The service was just a little slow. Overall awesome first night out in awhile!!

MD
MichaelD
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic! Almost Famous rocked!

FAQs

Lafayette's Music Room Memphis does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Lafayette's Music Room Memphis also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (901) 207-5097.

Lafayette's Music Room Memphis is rated 4.5 stars by 507 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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